Registered Nursing Program: Day/Evening/Alternative Options
Associate in Science - Nurse Education Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Anatomy/Physiology/Lab I||BIO203||4||BIO105 or BIO108 or BIO195|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual and Society||SOC101 satisfies Area 2||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|World View||Area 3 satisfied by program|
|Quantitative Thought||Area 4||3||MAT097 or placement|
|Science and Technology||Area 5 satisfied by program|
|Humanities||Area 6 satisfied by program|
|Anatomy/Physiology/Lab II||BIO204||Semester I||4||BIO203|
|Principles of Psychology||PSY101-see note*||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Physical Assessment/Basic Skills||NUR101||Semester I||2||BIO203 and ENG111 and NUR100|
|Nursing I||NUR111||Semester I||7||BIO203 and ENG111 and NUR100|
|Human Growth/Development||PSY213-see note*||3||PSY101|
|Nursing II||NUR112||Semester II||10||BIO204 and NUR101 and NUR111 and PSY101|
|Microbiology/Lab||BIO205||Semester II||4||BIO203 or BIO195|
|Nursing III||NUR211||Semester III||9||BIO205 and NUR112 and PSY213|
|Nursing IV||NUR212||Semester IV||9||NUR211|
|Nursing Seminar||NUR213||Semester IV||1||NUR211|
The Associate in Science in the Registered Nursing program is “accredited with warning” by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
The Associate in Science in the Registered Nursing degree program is "approved with warning" by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing approves pre-licensure programs in Nursing. Learn more about this status.
This program includes 39 credits of nursing theory and clinical practice in health care facilities. NUR111, Nursing I, requires clinical practice six (6) hours per week. NUR112, NUR211 and NUR212, Nursing II, III and IV, each require clinical practice twelve (12) hours per week. Students must earn a grade of 78 or higher in all NUR courses with the exception of NUR100, in which students must earn a grade of 80 or higher. Students who fail to meet either the clinical objective or the grade requirement of an NUR course fail that course. To ensure currency, credits for BIO203, 204 and 205 earned more than five years prior to enrollment in the nursing clinical sequence are not accepted. Note that there are many requirements that must be met for acceptance to the nursing programs. These requirements are spelled out in detail in the Associate in Science Degree: Nursing Program description preceding this grid.
Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Nursing program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178 B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, and other community health agencies.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Apply the nursing process and critical thinking in the delivery of holistic nursing care in a variety of settings.
- Apply scientific knowledge and technology in the delivery of holistic nursing care.
- Integrate the roles of the associate degree nurse into nursing practice.
- Communicate effectively with individuals, families, and groups within the health care system.
- Integrate cultural competence in the delivery of nursing care to a transcultural, diverse population throughout the lifespan.
- Integrate principles of teaching/learning in the delivery of holistic nursing care.
- Integrate the legal, ethical, and professional standards in the delivery of care.
- Demonstrate accountability as a manager of care utilizing delegation and leadership skills.